The Japan Airlines Group (JAL) announced an increase in international passenger traffic performance and a decrease in domestic travel numbers during the Japanese summer holiday period this month.
The JAL Group carried a total of 255,838 passengers on its international flights and a total of 1,057,219 passengers domestically, between 10 August and 19 August, 2012.
¡°The number of passengers carried by JAL to and from overseas rose 2.5 percent, leading to an overall increase in load factor by 2 percentage points to 90.9 percent,¡± according to JAL Group news.
¡°Domestically, travel demand tended to be distributed across and beyond the specified peak period this year, resulting in a decline of 4.1% in comparison to the passenger count in the same period last year.¡±
JAL seat capacity rose 0.3 percent on international routes this year, against continued high yen rates.
JAL operated 22 additional flights to Honolulu, Palau, Alaska and six flights to Europe during this peak summer season.